I love a good crunch. Like mother, like daughter – my girls love that crunch as much as I do. Carmen proclaiming that she needs “her favorite chips!” (which are dijon mustard kettle chips)
Anyway, I have found a little adaptation of granola bars to make for all of us for a snack.
These are great for busy moms (in the summer!) because they don’t require any baking!! HEYYYYYYY.
2 cups of nuts (ex: almonds & cashews)
2 cups of a mix of chia seed & flax seed
1/2 cup of dried fruit of choice – I prefer cherries and cranberries, or blueberries (no sugar added, if possible!)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup nut butter (peanut, cashew or almond)
1/4 cup honey, date syrup or maple syrup (local brand, Soom Foods, makes date syrup!)
2 tsp coconut oil
Mix all of these together in a big bowl, chill the mix for about 20-30 minutes in the fridge, and then roll the mix into little balls! Keep the balls in the fridge or freezer to enjoy whenever! You can also roll these in some melted chocolate, and place on a flat surface in the freezer to set.
Great for lunch snacks, stroller snacks…or am I the only one who needs to keep the kids busy when we walk places? LOL